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Diego Torre

Tenor

Born in Mexico City, tenor Diego Torre was a Domingo - Thornton Young Artist at Los Angeles Opera, where he made his company debut as Don José in performances of Carmen.  In his debut season with Wolf Trap Opera Company, Diego sang Conte Ivrea in Verdi's Un giorno di regno, Captain in Candide, and Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos.  He was invited to return to Wolf Trap in the summer of 2009 to play Rodolfo in La bohème, where The Washington Times said of his performance, "His passion was real, his heartbreak was immense, and his commanding, gloriously sculpted instrument makes him an up-and-coming talent to be watched."

He was then engaged for the 2009/2010 season at The Metropolitan Opera to play the Messenger in Aida and Federico in Stiffelio, followed by Masaniello in La muette de Portici for Dessau Opera.  That was followed by Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor for Savonlinna Opera Festival; covering for Plácido Domingo in the title role of Il Postino at Los Angeles Opera; Cavaradossi in Tosca at Boston Lyric Opera and at Savonlinna; a concert at the Santo Domingo Music Festival; Rodolfo in La bohème and Don José at Staatstheater Darmstadt.

He has sung Don José at Eugene Opera; Cavaradossi in concert in Karlsruhe, Germany; Forresto in Attila at San Francisco Opera; and Rodolfo at Opera Australia and Den Norske Opera, Oslo.

Diego began his studies at 20 years old, when he attended Mexico’s National School of Music; there he studied under the supervision of Maestro Rufino Montero.  He also belonged to S.I.V.A.M. - Mexico’s most prestigious Young Artist Development Program.

He is the recipient of many awards, including 3rd Place in Neue Stimmen 2007, 2nd Prize in the 2003 First National Singing Contest "Nicolás Urcelay”, third place in the XXIII National Singing Contest "Carlo Morelli", and first place in the Singing Contest "Francisco Araiza" in Mexico City.

Diego’s most recent performances include Gustavus (Un ballo in maschera) and Cavaradossi for Opera Australia and Gabriele Adorno (Simon Baccanegra) at Teatro Regio di Parma.  Upcoming engagements include Rodolfo in Oslo, Cavaradossi for Florida Grand Opera and Don José and The Duke (Rigoletto) for Opera Australia.